Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez believes Fernando Torres will go on to become one of the best strikers in Premier League history following his match-winning display against West Ham.
The Spain striker scored twice as the online betting third favourite Reds won 3-2 at Upton Park on Saturday evening.
"If he continues to play like that, he can be one of the best," said Benitez.
"When you talk about the Premier League you talk about a lot of players with quality so it is not easy to pick just one, but he is among the best."
Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has signalled his intention to keep hold of Joe Cole and Nicolas Anelka.
The duo have yet to be handed new deals despite a busy summer of contract renewals at Stamford Bridge which has seen the likes of Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole and John Terry all pledge their long-term futures to the club.
But despite speculation linking striker Anelka and midfielder Cole with potential moves, Ancelotti is keen to retain the pair.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has leapt to the defence of Emmanuel Eboue following the latest cheating controversy to surround the Gunners.
Eboue was booked for a deliberate handball during the Gunners' 4-0 rout of Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
The Ivory Coast international attempted to nudge a cross from Eduardo towards goal with his hand in full view of the referee.
Eboue was booked but Wenger has rejected suggestions that the midfielder was deliberately cheating.
In cricket, Steve Harmison has pledged to continue his England career if he is handed a full role in the squad that will tour South Africa.
The 30-year-old Durham bowler was non-committal on his international future after returning for the last two Ashes Tests and helping England overcome Australia by a 2-1 scoreline.
Harmison was overlooked in the latest round of central contracts handed out by the England & Wales Cricket Board last week, but would be happy to tour South Africa in November if he is considered a first-choice player.
Meanwhile, all-rounder Luke Wright has been passed fit to take part in England's ICC Champions Trophy campaign.
Wright has been nursing an injured toe and missed the last three one-day internationals against Australia.
In rugby union, England captain Steve Borthwick could miss the autumn internationals after suffering a rib injury in Saracens' 22-9 victory over Harlequins.
Team manager Martin Johnson also has concerns over Jordan Turner-Hall, who is set to have an X-ray on a shoulder injury and David Strettle, who has a foot problem, as he continues his preparations for the game against Australia in seven weeks' time.